Elk Knob (Watauga County, North Carolina)

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Elk Knob
Elk Knob is located in North Carolina
Elk Knob
Elk Knob
Location in North Carolina
Highest point
Elevation5,538 ft (1,688 m)[1]
Prominence1,000 feet (305 m)[2]
Coordinates36°19′38″N 81°40′36″W / 36.32722°N 81.67667°W / 36.32722; -81.67667Coordinates: 36°19′38″N 81°40′36″W / 36.32722°N 81.67667°W / 36.32722; -81.67667[1]
Geography
LocationWatauga County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Zionville

Elk Knob is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, north of the community of Meat Camp. Its elevation reaches 5,538 feet (1,688 m).

The mountain is the headwaters of the North Fork New River and feeder creeks to the South Fork New River (via Meat Camp Creek[3]). The mountain is home to Elk Knob State Park. Elk Knob is partially formed by amphibolites of the Ashe Metamorphic Suite and Alligator Back Metamorphic suite.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elk Knob". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  2. ^ "Elk Knob - Peakbagger.com". Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  3. ^ "Meat Camp Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  4. ^ "Geologic map of North Carolina". 2021-04-19. Archived from the original on 2018-10-06.